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IEEE 1904.1 SIEPON standard promotes EPON plug-n-play

June 16, 2013 | By Anthony Capkun

June 16, 2013 – The recently approved IEEE 1904.1 Standard for Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (SIEPON) provides open, system-level specs enabling multi-vendor plug-n-play interoperability in EPON (ethernet passive optical network) systems. These systems support a diverse suite of business and residential services, says IEEE, including IPTV, VoIP, commercial-grade data services and cellular backhaul. The standard endeavored to document the best practices that have been proved in various EPON deployments around the world. Among the new additions are power-saving modes and optical fiber protection mechanisms.

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